Institutional Data

Financial Profile

  • Value of physical plant: $20 million
  • Endowment: $36.5 million
  • Annual operating budget: $14 million
  • Average annual fund-raising: $1.3 million unrestricted; $2.5 million restricted
  • Fiscal Year: July 1 - June 30

Undergraduate Student Body Profile

  • Number of states represented: 35
  • Graduated from public high school: 73 percent
  • Graduated from private high school: 14 percent
  • Home schooled or received GED: 13 percent
  • Number of countries students visited in 2011: 15, including Cambodia, Italy and China
  • Number of countries in which students spent a full semester in 2011: 12, including Botswana, Thailand, New Zealand, Hungary and Mexico

Graduate Student Body Profile

  • Number of states represented: 12
  • Most common states of origin: Vermont (58 percent), Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut
  • A sample of undergraduate schools commonly attended: University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts, Smith College, Harvard University, Keene State College, Middlebury College, Marlboro College
  • Most common professions: Educators, nonprofit administrators, business managers, entrepreneurs, health care workers, IT coordinators, librarians
  • Employed by, for example: Bennington School District, Newburyport Capital, U.S. Army, Vermont Foodbank, Omega Optical, Brattleboro Retreat, Youth Services, Vermont Department of Labor, Human Capital Foundation, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, PJ Martini Solar International
  • Average age: 39; range from 20 to 65
  • Gender ratio: 69 percent female, 31 percent male

After Marlboro, undergraduate program

  • Graduation rates: four-year graduation, 53 percent; five year graduation, 56 percent (fall 2008 cohort)
  • Graduates "satisfied" or “very satisfied” with their academic experience at Marlboro: 95 percent
  • Most frequently attended graduate schools (in order of popularity): Antioch New England, Harvard, Boston University, University of Massachusetts, Columbia, University of Vermont, State Universities of New York, Yale, Marlboro College Graduate School, Universities of California
  • Graduates reporting that their Marlboro education helped prepare them for graduate school or further academic studies: 93 percent
  • Graduates reporting that their Marlboro education helped prepare them to be successful in their careers: 90 percent
  • Most common fields for graduate study: Education, Law, Library Science, Psychology/Social Work, Business, English Literature, Science, Arts
  • 53 percent earn Master's degrees; 13 percent earn Ph.D.s
  • Marlboro graduates who contribute to the college: 49 percent

After Marlboro, graduate program

  • Graduates "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the academic experience at Marlboro: 88 percent
  • Most common alumni occupations (in order of popularity): educator, web designer, computer programmer, IT professional, academic technologist
  • Graduates reporting working in a job related to their graduate degree: 76 percent
  • Graduates reporting that Marlboro experience helped prepare them to be successful in their career: 88 percent
  • Graduates reporting frequently using skills learned at Marlboro in their daily work: 84 percent
  • Graduates reporting a increased salary after Marlboro degree: 34 percent

Common Data Set

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University and College Accountability Network

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National Center for Education Statistics

Data about cost, types of students enrolled, graduation rates, and other Marlboro data collected by The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.